Rosso Di Montefalco Riserva d.o.c.
Name: Rosso Di Montefalco Riserva D.O.C.
First year of production: 2010
Average annual production: 6.500 bottles
District: Montefalco (PG)
Altitude: 200 metres above sea level
Soil: Moderately clayey, mildly alkaline, very good drainage
Vines planted in: 2002 - 2004 - 2005
Training system: Spurred cordon (5,000 plants/ha)
Vine density: 5,000 plants/ha
Yield per hectare: 6,500 L/ha
Grape varieties: 65% Sangiovese, 15% Sagrantino, 20% Merlot
Harvest period: Sangiovese first week in October, Sagrantino last week in October
Maceration: on the skins for approximately 12 days for Sangiovese, pumpovers twice a day
Fermentation: in 50 hl stainless steel vats at 25°C
Ageing: the grapes are blended then placed in 500-litre lightly toasted oak barrels for 6 months then in 25-hl oak barrels for 12 months. Naturally decanted in cement vats for 3 months then in bottles for at least 6 months.
Colour: intense, bright ruby red
Bouquet: rich, with hints of wild berries
Taste: well-orchestrated, firmly structured, dry and lingering
Wine with an aging potential of at least 6 years
Serving temperature: 18-20° C.
Pairings: red meat, game